We aren't there yet. Lent is not over. But here is a bit of hope to tide us over until next week when we can experience the newness of being forgiven as Christ dies on the cross.
During Lent we spend time thinking about how to change ourselves. We examine ourselves. We "repack" what we believe, even. We experience pain as we face our sin. Then Easter comes and we are renewed by the newness of being forgiven and being washed clean by Christ's love. We feel His Love. We are changed. A new way of living.
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.